Hi, my name’s Rachael! and I’m the proud parent to a 6-month-old Golden retriever and 2 year old Border Collie.
Today I’ll be sharing my review of the brain training for dogs training program that I have personally purchased and tested.
My goal today is to help you with making a clear concise decision as to whether this program is for you.
Quick caveat: I am not a professional and do not claim to be! (like the others online do). Nope! Just a regular dog owner like yourself on the hunt to fix my dog’s behavior.
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why did I purchase this program?
It was not so long ago that my dog used to run down the street, fight other dogs, and chew up just about everything in her way.
Homelife was becoming a problem, as my husband consistently reminded me of how life was before we had pets. To say I was stressed would be an understatement.
I needed a fix, and fast which led me to look around for help!
How I came across this Program
I first phoned up a few local dog trainers and consultants to see the services they were offering. Which to no surprise was way out of my budget.
Who in their right mind would pay over $1000 (not me).
This led me to explore other options, so I phoned a few dog owner friends to find cheaper alternatives.
They all seemed to echo the same thoughts, which was “why don’t you try online”… So that’s exactly what I did!
Who created this Dog training program?
Before I bought the program, I did do a little digging to find out who this trainer was, but I didn’t really see much.
Supposedly, she is a very highly reputable dog trainer as the brain training for dogs reviews I did see, recommended her as a credible source.
Her name is Adrienne Farricelli and she’s also in a few commercial publications, so I’m sure you’ll find some info on her if you dig a little harder than me.
Either way, she has over 10 years of experience and is well known for her training regime for dogs. I pretty much came to the conclusion that it was a good buy, so I went ahead and purchased.
What to expect
Once you make the purchase for the dog training program, you’re then taken through to a sales page where they try to sell you another 2 offers that I personally did not take up. Maybe they’re good, maybe not, who knows, I don’t!
The sales page looks nice and tidy and shares a ton of info on what you can expect inside.
You’ll then receive an email with links to the online videos and pdf downloadables you should start with.
That’s it really!
After gaining access I quickly got stuck into the section that covered bad behavior and excitement.
There were techniques that involved using positive reinforcement to help calm your dog down when they’re hyper.
I tested it out for a few days and noticed a slight improvement. But it wasn’t until I got stuck into the later stages of the program that I really saw anything significant.
Just below are a few games that you get too. So far I’ve tried the ball pit game which was pretty fun as Bella seemed to enjoy them.
Here are the 3 games you get:
The ‘treasure hunt game’ gets your dog back to its evolutionary roots and relieves the ‘boredom’ that leads to so many problem behaviors.
‘The muffin game’ to keep your dog mentally stimulated and out of trouble.
‘The ball pit game’ to drain your dog’s energy and make him easier to work with – all while they have a ton of fun and exercise.
A particular pro I found to this program was that it was super easy to consume (even for dummies like me).
It’s totally designed for beginners, so even if you have no previous experience, there should be no real barriers to what you can try.
Each module is split into school years i.e. school, college, graduation, and so forth. As expected, each level gets a little more difficult giving you a little more skill with training.
Format of the program
I particularly like the way each lesson leads onto the next, so you can pick up where you left off continuing to progress with whatever you were learning previously.
Each of the modules starts with an introduction page that explains what to expect inside along with links to each lesson.
Navigation is made easy, as there are forward and back buttons at the bottom of each page to help you get from one video to the next.
Is the info inside actually good?
I was surprised at how easy the info was to consume. There’s tons of help inside, as you get these little menu bars that help you navigate the site. And the books are laid out pretty well too, as it’s all sectioned into particular areas of problematic behavior.
There isn’t too much fluff inside as most of the information is direct and to the point.
Next, I’ll take you through what to expect in each of the modules.
Bonus Tip: you will not be disappointed with the amount of information you get inside. To say the least, it has a ton of info!
The only drawback is finding the time to get through it all.
Here’s a bulleted list of what you get: (taken from course page).
Six modules of videos: (ranging from preschool to elementary school to High School to college to university and to graduation)
7 trick training videos including take a Bow, cover his eyes, dance, shake hands, how, play Dead and rollover
Obedience training 101 includes: Using food to lure and train your dog to complete your commands, the critical element needed to get your dog to lie down or move items, key strategies for getting your dog to stay here come to you and listen to your every command.
Wait for it! and there’s more…
- Dog training science and techniques
- Gentle force three techniques only
- Best dog mental stimulation toys
- Brainteaser games
- Troubleshooting segments of the course
- Video demonstrations of the dog training games
Here are a few pros and cons to the course that I believe to be good and bad.
Pros and Cons
- Tons of information inside
- can discuss issues the problem is you can’t find answers to the inside of the course
- Meaning, that you are never tied down to anything indefinitely karma you can come and go as you please
- Simple to follow and step by step
- You get to train your dog yourself
- Some of the info was very generic (walks in the park, toys etc!)
- The text was small on the bonus content (but I have bad eyes and the bonus content is only there as a nice to have).
Do I recommend this course?
I certainly recommend this course for fixing your dog’s behavioral issues or teaching them some new tricks.
Each of the games are designed to be mentally stimulating (for you and your dog) and you can do pretty much all of it at home with a little backyard space.
The product is reasonably priced and covers all bases for beginner dog training and then some.
Here’s a quick video of the trainer demonstrating a game with a rottweiler.
This has helped me and my pup to have a much stronger bond, a better understanding of one another, and a good level of discipline in my home.
My husband is happy for the most part ( I say that because he’s a miserable so and so…) and Bella has stopped trashing the place.
Don’t expect overnight results as like anything this takes time.
I have to say the program has definitely encouraged me to get back into the right state of mind as I now seek out new info on my dogs all the time.
It’s like going back to school and getting your thinking cap back on.
That’s just my thoughts anyway.
Final Thoughts On brain training for dogs
By reading this brain training for dogs review you should clearly now know whether this course is something that you want to try out for you and your dog.
The information comes in vast amounts and it’s taught by what appears to be a credible online dog trainer.
I’ve heard of other courses that are similar to this, so it will be interesting to see how they each perform when placed side by side.
Maybe I’ll do a comparison on that later down the road. Who knows? For now, I hope you enjoyed the read, and wish you the best of luck!
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